gaya to husn na diwar mein na dar mein tha

gaya to husn na diwar mein na dar mein tha
wo ek shakhs jo mehman mere ghar mein tha
najat dhup se milti to kis tarah milti
mera safar to miyan dasht-e-be-shajar mein tha
gham-e-zamana ki nagan ne das liya sab ko
wahi bacha jo teri zulf ke asar mein tha
khuli jo aankh to afsun-e-khwab tut gaya
abhi abhi koi chehra meri nazar mein tha
na aai ghar mein kabhi ek kiran bhi suraj ki
agarche mera makan wadi-e-sahara mein tha
mila na ghar se nikal kar bhi chain ai 'zahid'
khuli faza mein wahi zahr tha jo ghar mein tha

gila kis se karen aghyar-e-dil-azar kitne hain

gila kis se karen aghyar-e-dil-azar kitne hain
hamein malum hai ahbab bhi gham-khwar kitne hain
sakat baqi nahin hai qum be-iznillah kahne ki
masiha bhi hamare daur ke bimar kitne hain
ye socho kaisi rahon se guzar kar main yahan pahuncha
ye mat dekho mere daman mein uljhe khar kitne hain
jo sote hain nahin kuchh zikr un ka wo to sote hain
magar jo jagte hain un mein bhi bedar kitne hain
bahut hain muddai sach ki taraf-dari ke ai 'zahid'
magar jo jhut se hain bar-sar-e-paikar kitne hain

har ehtimam hai do din ki zindagi ke liye

har ehtimam hai do din ki zindagi ke liye
sukun-e-qalb nahin phir bhi aadmi ke liye
tamam umr khushi ki talash mein guzri
tamam umr taraste rahe khushi ke liye
na kha fareb wafa ka ye bewafa duniya
kabhi kisi ke liye hai kabhi kisi ke liye
ye daur-e-shams-o-qamar ye farogh-e-ilm-o-hunar
zamin phir bhi tarasti hai raushni ke liye
kabhi uthe the jo khurshid-e-zindagi ban kar
taras rahe hain wo taron ki raushni ke liye
sitam-taraazi-e-daur-e-khirad khuda ki panah
ki aadmi hi musibat hai aadmi ke liye
rah-e-hayat ki tarikiyon mein ai 'zahid'
charagh-e-dil hai mere pas raushni ke liye